“I find that poems in my head become louder when everything is quiet.” —Emily Jungmin Yoon, author of A Cruelty Special to Our Species
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
A new low-residency MFA program makes diversity its mission.
“I can multitask the hell out of a holiday meal preparation, but when I’m working on a novel it’s all or nothing.” —Melanie Hobson, author of Summer Cannibals
“To doubt yourself means you’re on to the right thing. I find that reassuring.” —Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti
“I’m for an industry-wide ban on the blurb.” —Patrick DeWitt, author of French Exit
“It is a terrifying process to release your literary babies into the world, where anybody can say anything they want about them.” —J. M. Holmes, author of How Are You Going to Save Yourself
A novelist takes the election of a new president and her subsequent move to Canada as an opportunity to fully immerse herself in a great work of literature.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart and Perennial by Kelly Forsythe.
An agent answers questions on referrals, pitching a self-published book, and what to do if you’re dropped by an agency.
A roundup of new anthologies, including American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time, edited by Tracy K. Smith.
A guide to 158 full-residency and 64 low-residency programs in creative writing, plus questions to consider before you apply.
For an editor like Caroline Bleeke of Flatiron Books, there is a lot more to the job than simply reading and editing manuscripts.
In this continuing series, a book reviewer discusses the art of literary criticism—from the value of negative reviews to critics he admires.
Jennifer Baker on her new anthology, Everyday People: The Color of Life, published by Atria in August.
A small press run by high school students in Pennsylvania publishes handmade books of poetry and prose.
Colorful illustrations accompany notes, quotes, and literary trivia about books to read and bookstores to visit.
Using elements of craft to tell powerful stories about sexual assault and trauma, with examples from work by Roxane Gay, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Megan Stielstra, and others.
Why do you want an MFA? Important questions to ask yourself before you apply.
With recent grant funding of $1.4 million, the National Book Foundation aims to reach more readers.
The Millay Society attempts to save Steepletop, Edna St. Vincent Millay’s former home in in Austerlitz, New York.
Sue Landers takes over as executive director of the nonprofit dedicated to LGBTQ writers.
A fiction writer discusses five journals that published stories from his debut collection, Friday Black.
“In a system that doesn’t value writing, but only the marketing possibility of the writer and the written object, to write is the ‘success’ itself.” —Jos Charles, author of feeld
“I don’t think beyond the book I’m writing, and I’m always writing one.” —Catherine Lacey, author of Certain American States
“I write every day and walk every day.” —Amitava Kumar, author of the novel Immigrant, Montana